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Food Packaging: Nanotechnology in the Agri-Food Industry, Volume 7, focuses on the development of novel nanobiomaterials, the enhancement of barrier performance of non-degradable and biodegradable plastics, and their fabrication and application in food packaging.

The book brings together fundamental information and the most recent advances in the synthesis, design, and impact of alternative food packaging. Special attention is offered on smart materials and nanodevices that are able to detect quality parameters in packaged food, such as freshness, degradation, and contamination, etc.

In addition, ecological approaches aiming to obtain bioplastics packages from waste materials are highlighted and discussed as a novel approach in modern food packaging. Nonetheless, this volume presents the advances made in biodegradable and bioactive packaging utilized for preserving flavor, nutritious ingredients, and therapeutic food compounds.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 796 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 42.93mm | 1,740g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128043024
  • 9780128043028

Table of contents

1. Nanotechnological Strategies Yielding High-Barrier Plastic Food Packaging
2. High barrier composite materials based on renewable sources for food packaging applications
3. Bionanocomposites: Smart biodegradable packaging material for food preservation
4. Encapsulation of sensors for intelligent packaging
5. Fabrication of high barrier plastics and its application in food packaging
6. Biodegradable food packaging nanocomposites based on ZnO-reinforced polyhydroxyalkanoates
7. Bioplastics from agro-wastes for food packaging applications
8. Study of the structure/property relationship of nano-materials for development of novel food packaging
9. Bioactive food packaging with nanodiamond particles manufactured by detonation and plasma-chemical methods
10. Biodegradable polymernanocomposites for packaging applications
11. Flexible packaging for non-thermal decontamination by high hydrostatic pressure
12. An overview of nanoparticles role in the improvement of barrier properties of bioplastics for food packaging applications
13. Biopolymer/clay nanocomposites as the high barrier packaging material: recent advances
14. Barrier Properties Improvement Using Additives
15. Metal nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes - perfect antimicrobial nano-fillers in polymer based food packaging materials
16. New approaches and future aspects of antibacterial food packaging: from nanoparticles coating to nanofibers and nanocomposites with foresight to address the regulatory uncertainty
17. Nanoencapsulation of flavor and aromas in food packaging
18. Polypropylene/talc nanocomposites films as low cost barrier materials for food packaging
19. The influence of nanofillers on physical-chemical properties of polysaccharide-based film
20. High barrier graphene/polymer nanocomposite films
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Review Text

"Nevertheless, the book has succeeded in presenting readers with the frontiers of food packaging materials science. The state-of-the-art in developing high barrier and multifunctional food packaging materials using nanotechnology and biodegradable or renewable polymers is well documented, as well as fundamental knowledge, scientific background and insights into the future development of packaging materials" --Johnson Matthey Technology Review

".a valuable resource for anyone in the food industry who needs the most current information and scientifi c advances in the fi eld of nanotechnology as applied to food packaging." --Acta Alimentaria
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"Nevertheless, the book has succeeded in presenting readers with the frontiers of food packaging materials science. The state-of-the-art in developing high barrier and multifunctional food packaging materials using nanotechnology and biodegradable or renewable polymers is well documented, as well as fundamental knowledge, scientific background and insights into the future development of packaging materials" --Johnson Matthey Technology Review

"...a valuable resource for anyone in the food industry who needs the most current information and scientifi c advances in the fi eld of nanotechnology as applied to food packaging." --Acta Alimentaria
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About Alexandru Grumezescu

Dr. Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, in the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, with a second affiliation to the Faculty of Medical Engineering, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania. He is an experienced and oft-published researcher and editor in the field of nano and biostructures, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of three journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Bulletin, and Journal of Food Bioengineering and Nanoprocessing. He also serves as editor or guest editor for several notable journals. Dr. Grumezescu has published 150 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters, 8 co-authored books and 21 edited books. He has developed two new research directions related to bio-applications of metal oxide nanoparticles: (i) functional metal oxide nanostructures to improve the delivery of antimicrobials in active form with a high efficiency against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria; and (ii) smart metal oxide nanostructures, functionalized with different fatty acids, essential oils or in combination with organic polymers, to inhibit bacterial colonization of different medical or industrial surfaces. Dr Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu is also Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, in the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science at the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania. He is an experienced and oft-published researcher and editor in the field of nano- and biostructures, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of four journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Bulletin, and Journal of Food Bioengineering and Nanoprocessing. He also serves as editor or guest editor for several notable journals. Dr Grumezescu has published 160 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters, 9 coauthored books, and 21 edited books. Other details are available at http://grumezescu.com/.
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